My intellectual awareness of the world has shadowed the scientific knowledge of the matter of chaos. Chaos Theory became a rage, an established part of empirical discovery, in the early 1970s, and I heard about it soon after, in my early teens. As did popular culture, of course, and these days almost everybody will claim to understanding the metaphor of the 'butterfly effect', even if their grasp is rather loose and clumsy. What isn't often addressed is how much, since then, science has demonstrated that hardly anything in our universe behaves in keeping with the mechanical, Newtonian clockwork interaction of objects in a deterministic system that we have always imagined it is. Since before the age of philosophy, our language established that cause and effect were the primary if not exclusive model of how things work, and to this day people insist that it must be so, even if they have to invent free will and an entire omnipotent being to explain how it could be so. But the empirical (and therefore undeniable) reality is that essentially nothing is mechanistic in the real world, it just appears that way to us because we insist on perceiving it that way. It is a result of hindsight, for the most part, and in the real world of the present and future, only chaos usually has any chance of accurately predicting events, more simplistic models just rely on the averaging of many chaotic interactions over time or space to approximate precision.